Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 08, 2016 15:41 ET

RCAF Commander to participate in Remembrance Day service at Toronto's Mount Pleasant Cemetery

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 8, 2016) - National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media and members of the public are invited to join Lieutenant-General Mike Hood, Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), for the Remembrance Day ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The ceremony will be held on the steps of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Mausoleum near the monument dedicated to the RCAF's Lieutenant-Colonel William Barker, the most decorated war hero in Canadian history.

Who: Lieutenant-General Mike Hood, Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force, with
Colonel Andrew Flemming, Wing Commander, 16 Wing Borden
Honorary Colonel John Wright, Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies,
The William G. Barker Legacy Group, and
The Mount Pleasant Group
When: 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 11 November, 2016
What: The full Remembrance Day ceremony, hosted The William G. Barker Legacy Group at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, will include remarks from Lieutenant-General Hood and a flyby from a CC-130H Hercules stationed at 8 Wing Trenton.

Access to the ceremony is through the Yonge Street entrance of the cemetery north of St. Clair Avenue. Turn left inside the gates and follow the yellow line on the road to the Mausoleum.


"On Remembrance Day, we will honour more than one hundred thousand Canadians who gave their lives in the service of their country and thousands more who came home from war zones wounded in body and mind. During the ceremony at Mount Pleasant, we will also honour the memory of Lieutenant-Colonel William Barker, a Canadian who flew with the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War and Canada's most decorated war hero. He is an inspiration to us all."

- Lieutenant-General Mike Hood, Commander, RCAF

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Contact Information

  • Notes to editor / news director:
    Media planning to attend should confirm their attendance
    with Heather Weir, Family Service manager
    Mount Pleasant Group
    416-485-9129 ext. 6644

    Media looking for more information on the Barker Monument
    can contact Victoria Ollers
    Barker Legacy Group

    Media with any questions
    regarding Lieutenant-General Hood's participation
    can contact Major Scott Spurr
    Royal Canadian Air Force Public Affairs
    at 613-266-3057